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“For me, one of the best hotels in Germany, or indeed Europe” 5 of 5 stars
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Strandhotel Duhnen
Duhner Strandstrasse 5 - 9, 27476 Duhnen, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany   |  
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“For me, one of the best hotels in Germany, or indeed Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2007

The Strand-Hotel Duhnen is a first-class **** property right by the North Sea. It is the main hotel in Duhnen, a spa village belonging to Cuxhaven, just between Elbe and Weser, at the northern tip of Lower Saxony, easily reached by train and car (Autobahn). Situated right at the main dyke crossing, the house commands a fabulous view of the North Sea, Neuwerk island, and the "Weltschiffahrtsroute", Germany's most busy waterway (the ships coming from Hamburg). At night, the horizon is literally lit by the ships, and one never tires from the view, the sunsets, the dry-fallen sea during low tide, etc. Duhnen is a quiet yet busy resort without any gaudy blinking lights, droning music, etc., but family-oriented yet stylish.

The house, 111 years old and family-owned (no chain), is what classy houses used to be - great staff, including many apprentices, great service, wonderful breakfast buffet, waiters who know you, decent yet relaxed behavior, a fantastic pool (no wellness-nonsense bathing tub, but a big pool where you can actually swim), an excellent restaurant featuring wonderful fresh fish, and spacious, elegant, comfortable rooms mostly with balconies overlooking the sea. The house is, say, 10 meters from the sea.

This is the ideal place for a weekend getawayby the beach, at any time of the year - even during winter storms, this is a great place to be -, for a week with your spouse, for real family holidays (great suites!), for getting away to finish a project or article or book, just to walk on the dykes or into the "Watt" - a real gem. Highly recommended.

  • Liked — views, style, comfort
  • Disliked — actually nothing
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Address: Duhner Strandstrasse 5 - 9, 27476 Duhnen, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany
Location: Germany > Lower Saxony > Cuxhaven > Duhnen
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Duhnen
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